Front Line Marketing
Sparks Fly! Service Tips Newsletter 
"Your spark can make a connection and that can change everything." September 2009
Your Business Is On The Line
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At Front Line Marketing, we are committed to helping you and your associates maximize the engagement that occurs between your company, your employees and your clients. We accomplish that by focusing on coming to a realization of "What's in it for you".
More than tasks. More than tactics. To really make it 'work', you and your team have got to live it.
Contact me. Let me help you take your business and your life to a whole new level.
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"A man's life is what he thinks about all day long."
Marcus Aurelius - Roman Emperor 161-180AD
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James - Pioneer of Modern Psychology 19th/20th Century
This issue of Sparks Fly! focuses on the belief, "We become what we think about." Most of us have heard at least some of the quotes shared in this issue. But notice as you are looking at these authors, what varied backgrounds they come from and how they stretch across the centuries. What is also fascinating is that each discovered this 'truth' for themselves as an original thought.
So, although we know the truth of this statement intellectually, have you yet internalized it? Made it a part of you? Have you harnessed its power?
The question becomes, 'What are you thinking about?" In a time when business is challenged like never before, when heads are crammed so full of programs, initiatives, opportunities and issues ... and fears, you may not be sure what THING you are thinking about.
Remember the movie "City Slickers," with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance? Palance's character sums up nicely what we must all do. When asked the question, "What is life all about?" He holds up one finger and wisely says,"One thing." The caveat, as this wise old cowboy explains, is, we must each decide for ourselves the one thing.
And the one thing? Is the answer to success, however you define yours, now and for thousands of years before us.
We become what we think about.
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
~Mahatma Gandhi - Leader of Civil Disobedience through non violence 1869-1948

"Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened unto you."
Sermon on the Mount 
Define Your Success
Too often, we are told by others what success is and too little time is spent defining success for ourselves.
I urge you to make time to do that. Define for yourself what success is for you. Then keep that decision foremost in your mind.
It is your life. You get to choose. More importantly, you must choose. And you will either choose what others choose for you or you'll do the work and choose to be happy. 
"A man is what he thinks about all day long."
Ralph Waldo Emerson - philospher, poet, clergyman - 1800's